Any point in *not* writing about Apple?

by Mathew on June 9, 2008 · 10 comments

On a hunch, I would have to say the answer is probably no — headlines about the Apple developer event and speculation about what might be announced already fill up a third of a page or so at Techmeme, and Steve Jobs hasn’t even taken the stage yet. The TechCrunch gang started their live-blogging with a video of them getting lost on their way to the Moscone Center (hey, Mike — eyes on the road, buddy), and Jason Chen at Gizmodo seems to have gone a little loopy already because of the smell in the center, which he describes as “like a San Francisco bus smell”:

“a mixture of sweat, urine, desperation, more urine, just a little feces, saliva, Apple fever, bald dudes, a cupful more of urine, and urine.”

If you just can’t survive without a constant stream of Apple-related news and commentary, then the Scobleizer has some links he thinks you should hit and VentureBeat writer MG Siegler of ParisLemon has set up a FriendFeed room for live-streaming the keynote. Or you can always try out some Twitter-based tools as well, for that “totally immersed” feeling: Summize is tracking Apple-related terms (Warning: I left the site for about two minutes, and when I came back it said there were 763 new results). The excellent site Twistori is also tracking mentions of Apple and related words in (close to) real time. Namaste.

  • http://broadcasting-brain.com Mark Dykeman

    But wouldn't it be fun if Microsoft or Google sneaked out something today in an attempt to upstage Apple?

    Unlikely to happen, but fun to ponder.

  • http://joeduck.wordpress.com JoeDuck

    Where are you following the news? TechCrunch was doing a great job but now appears down – at least to me in Oregon?

  • http://www.winextra.com StevenHodson

    for 99% of the bloggers out there I don't imagine there is really any point in posting anything due to the Apple noise – call it a blogger's long weekend.

    *YAWN*

  • http://www.mathewingram.com/work mathewi

    I'm a big fan of Gizmodo when it comes to this stuff — auto-refreshes
    and good coverage as well. Nothing too fancy, just bullet points,
    some impressions and some photos.

  • http://joeduck.wordpress.com JoeDuck

    TC up and doing play by plays…

    Matt – I'm still pissed at Gizmodo for making other CES bloggers look like the juvenile pranksters they were at that show, though I think you and I were twitter arguing about that back then as you were enjoying it ….

  • http://www.mathewingram.com/work mathewi

    Yes, I remember that — I still think it was kind of funny :-)
    Ironically, the Gizmodo coverage seems to be relatively
    straightforward and business-like, with the odd piece of commentary,
    while Engadget is tossing in editorial comments all over the place
    about how the demos are “crazy boring.”

  • http://www.markevanstech.com Mark Evans

    I like how you climbed on the Apple bandwagon by trying to stay off the bandwagon. Sort of like writing a post about the demise of comments in which you hope that people will leave comments. :)

  • http://www.mathewingram.com/work mathewi

    Thanks — yes, I thought that was very clever of me :-)

  • http://joeduck.wordpress.com JoeDuck

    The Gizmodans may fear the kind of retaliation they could expect from the Apple faithful worshipping at the iPhone MacAlters. They would beat and then bury the pranksters with a pile of GSIIs, Nexts and old iPhone carcasses, then cover their tracks with Qik videos from other locations.

  • http://joeduck.wordpress.com JoeDuck

    The Gizmodans may fear the kind of retaliation they could expect from the Apple faithful worshipping at the iPhone MacAlters. They would beat and then bury the pranksters with a pile of GSIIs, Nexts and old iPhone carcasses, then cover their tracks with Qik videos from other locations.

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